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  1. I asked Mr. Porter about the springs and here's...

    I asked Mr. Porter about the springs and here's his response:

    Hello,

    On a traditional fork, you install the wide spaced coils to the bottom so that you have less unsprung weight, it's a minor...
  2. As it was explained to me, when the handlebars...

    As it was explained to me, when the handlebars are turned to the left, for instance, that action "drives" the contact patch to the left and thus moves it out from under the CG of the bike. This...
  3. I wasn't trying to be contentious, but just want...

    I wasn't trying to be contentious, but just want to know why.

    Curiosity often leads me to ask why a thing should be done one way rather than another. That understanding, aside from satisfying the...
  4. So, then the only reason to put the closer wound...

    So, then the only reason to put the closer wound coils at the top is to reduce unsprung weight?
  5. I always thought that the closer ones are softer,...

    I always thought that the closer ones are softer, too.
    It doesn't seem to me that unsprung weight is a critical factor in a vehicle as agricultural as an airhead,
    and also seems to me that one...
  6. Can you explain why, please?

    Can you explain why, please?
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    Lowes has it in quart cans, and I assume other...

    Lowes has it in quart cans, and I assume other stores like them will, too.
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    Not helpful.

    Not helpful.
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    I have had an HF elelctric torque wrench for a...

    I have had an HF elelctric torque wrench for a few years now and it has been a great investment.
    It will produce more torque than you will probably ever need.
    Coupons can sometimes be found in the...
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    Anton Largiador also is an expert at this repair.

    Anton Largiador also is an expert at this repair.
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    Terry rebuilt the speedo and tach for an R60 for...

    Terry rebuilt the speedo and tach for an R60 for me. Great work and a good guy to deal with.
  12. Thread: Clutch Problem

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    From what I have learned, if only the friction...

    From what I have learned, if only the friction disc is replaced, it will wear quickly because the old pressure plate surfaces have worn with a conical profile.
    If it were my bike, both pressure...
  13. Thread: Clutch Problem

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    You do not need to separate the F/D or drive...

    You do not need to separate the F/D or drive shaft from the tranny.
    All three can be pulled back from the engine on a tranny jack with wheels.
    This saves a good deal of time.
    Have fun.
  14. Thread: Learned lesson

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    I used 150 grit sandpaper in a random orbit...

    I used 150 grit sandpaper in a random orbit sander to get the worst scratches out, then to 220 for a smoother finish. You can't get too crazy without making the case too thin, but it looks OK.
    Then...
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    Water in the gas, perhaps? Because of sitting...

    Water in the gas, perhaps?
    Because of sitting over the winter.
  16. I suppose you have looked at the fiche and have...

    I suppose you have looked at the fiche and have seen that the 1100/1150 fairing brackets have different part numbers.

    IIRC, there are also some differences in the dash panel and that might mount...
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    Another bump in the thread and also to add that...

    Another bump in the thread and also to add that the weather is forecast to be great.

    In addition to condiments, there will be cheese for your burger.:eat
    But the Rusk KOA is closed.
    Looking...
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    Harbor freight sells an electric one and often...

    Harbor freight sells an electric one and often coupons can be found to get the price to about $40.
    I have one and it's the best $40 spent on a shop tool I've spent. Lots of torque and no air needed.
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    "No" and "Yes". See post #3 above. You don't...

    "No" and "Yes".
    See post #3 above.
    You don't need special fork oil. The oil is to lube the slider, not for damping.
    It's an easy procedure.

    Have fun.
  20. :rofl

    :rofl
  21. Is this really a stealth "best oil" thread?:bolt

    Is this really a stealth "best oil" thread?:bolt
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    IIRC, someone, perhaps Paul Glaves, posted that...

    IIRC, someone, perhaps Paul Glaves, posted that the tool used to tension the Elast belt adjusted the distance between the two nearest pulley rims to 116 mm.
    With that bit of info I made a spacer...
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    Nifty! Good to know. Thanks, Jeff

    Nifty!
    Good to know.
    Thanks,
    Jeff
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    5.25" to the rub mark on my '04. I can't recall...

    5.25" to the rub mark on my '04.
    I can't recall the bump/dip that caused it. It was many miles ago.
    It's has HyperPro shocks, though.
  25. Yeah, grammatical and spelling errors give me a...

    Yeah, grammatical and spelling errors give me a twinge as well.
    My mother was an english teacher and an avid reader. That sort of example can really mark a person.
    I like spell check, but think...
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